News Release: Rick Neuheisel Joins Sports VTS as Quarterback Coaching Advisor
(April 26, 2018 – Colorado Springs, CO) Sports Virtual Training Systems, Inc. (Sports VTS) announced today that Rick Neuheisel has joined Sports VTS as a key advisor on the continued development of its QBSIM virtual reality simulator. Neuheisel, a former quarterback at UCLA and long time collegiate and National Football League (NFL) coach, will also join the QBSIM Academy where he will advise on the use of QBSIM to train professional, college and high school quarterbacks.
“I am extremely excited to join the Sports VTS team because I believe their QBSIM product represents the future of training quarterbacks,” said Neuheisel. “As someone who deeply loves the game of football, I believe it is absolutely necessary we make changes to improve the safety of how we develop and train players. QBSIM allows us to train quarterbacks in a realistic simulated environment where the QB feels the pressure of game day intensity while learning to progress through reads and use proper mechanics to throw a real football, all without the risk of injury from contact. I believe this is a training tool every NFL and college team will soon be utilizing.”
“I have a deep respect for Rick Neuheisel’s football mind and his ability to develop NFL and college quarterbacks,” said Sports VTS CEO and former Denver Broncos General Manager, Ted Sundquist. “Adding him to the Sports VTS team is a great opportunity for us and we look forward to him being a big part of the upcoming launch of QBSIM and QBSIM Academy.”
Sports VTS will begin offering QBSIM to NFL and college teams for the 2018 season, and QBSIM academy has begun working with elite quarterbacks on an invitation-only basis.
Neuheisel, a football analyst for the CBS Network and host of the ”Full Ride” show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel, is a former head coach at Colorado (1995-1998), Washington (1999-2002) and UCLA (2008-2011), where he posted an 87-59 record. He led Washington to a Rose Bowl title in 2001 and brought his teams to seven bowl games during his head coaching tenure. From 2005 to 2007, Neuheisel was an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL, as quarterbacks coach for two seasons and offensive coordinator for one. He attended college at UCLA (1980-1984), where he played quarterback for the Bruins and led them to victory in the 1984 Rose Bowl, in which he was named MVP. He graduated from UCLA in 1984 with a degree in Political Science.
About Sports Virtual Training Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, Sports Virtual Training Systems, Inc. (Sports VTS) is revolutionizing the world of sports training with its proprietary technology that creates Simulated Reality training experiences, allowing athletes to combine real world repetitions (e.g., dropping back in the pocket, throwing a real football) within the immersive environment of VR.
QBSIM, the first product from Sports VTS, is the only simulation solution that allows a quarterback to train by passing a real football into virtual reality. Simulated VR players act and react with artificial intelligence comprised of over 10 years of game data and statistics. The platform leverages sports science, big data, and state of the art technologies to help players maximize performance by learning faster through a focus on neuro-recognition of patterns and minimization of injury risk.